Religious and Cultural Transmission

The Centre for Religion and Public Life (CRPL) is a major area of research strength within the School of PRHS, with a sustained record of world-class outputs, high levels of research income, and a leading contribution to the development of local, national and international research impact within the Faculty and beyond.

You will contribute to the CRPL through expertise in the local and global cultural transmission of South Asian religion in the context of diasporas and in relation to wider cultural policy. You will develop innovative interdisciplinary research projects directly related to the University’s research focus on culture and cultural values, and strengthen impact and public engagement activity within the School and the Faculty. You will develop a sustained record of internationally excellent publications and high-profile presentations, and will work to secure external research funding (individually and through collaboration within and beyond the School). You will also co-supervise PhDs and contribute to the development and management of research, impact and public engagement activities within the Centre.  You will contribute to the School’s distinctive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching through developing and teaching research-based modules.

You will have significant proven research expertise within the fields of South Asian religions and religious and cultural transmission; the ability to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level; demonstrable ability to secure external research funding; and a track record of, and vision for, research impact and collaboration with external partners. We are looking for a candidate with strong commitment to personal academic development across the areas of research, teaching, leadership and management, and impact and public engagement.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Rachel Muers, tel: + 44 (0)113 343 6748, email:

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